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Community is very important both to and within Microsoft, and because of that you'll find many experienced Microsoft employees participating in the Exchange newsgroups and sharing their expertise freely. Some of them actually write portions of Exchange, and many support Exchange at Microsoft for a living. Other top participants include individuals in the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) program.
The MVP program is a worldwide award and recognition program that makes an annual award of MVP status to outstanding members of Microsoft's technical communities. The MVP program exists to recognize the top contributors to various product communities to help build, promote, and improve the community experience. The award recipients -- referred to as Microsoft MVPs -- are the most active experts in technical communities recognized by Microsoft for their past quality participation, their demonstrated practical expertise, and their passion for technology. While MVPs have diverse backgrounds and professions, they all have three things in common: a passion for technology, strong expertise and experience, and a willingness to freely share both.
When it comes to Exchange knowledge outside of Microsoft, few people in the world know as much about Exchange as the Exchange MVPs, a group to which I am very proud to belong.
For more information about Microsoft MVPs and the MVP program, visit http://mvp.support.microsoft.com.
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About the author: Scott Schnoll, an Expert on SearchExchange.com, is an MCT, MCSA and a long-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).
In addition to writing "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled," he is a co-author of the upcoming "Exchange 2003 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press" and lead author for "Exchange 2000 Server: The Complete Reference."
Scott has written numerous articles for Exchange & Outlook Magazine, and is a regular speaker at Microsoft conferences, including MEC and TechEd, as well as industry conferences such as Comdex and MCP TechMentor, where he covers topics such as Exchange, clustering, Internet Information Services and security.